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Slang

emo

This page is about the slang term emo

Meaning

a style of music and fashion that developed among American teens in the early 21st century

For example

  • Emo kids love to wear tight black jeans, tight sweatshirts or T-shirts, and scarves, and they dye their hair black and grow long bangs to cover most of the face.

  • My brother has decided he's an emo kid, so he's taken to moping around in silence while looking like a sulky teenage vampire.

Origin: short for "emotional"

Quick Quiz

Emo kids usually like to wear

a. tight dark clothes

b. loose light clothes

c. formal business clothes
a) tight dark clothes b) loose light clothes c) formal business clothes

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Contributor: Matt Errey